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Yo Is Trying To Get Parody App YOLO Pulled From The App Store

techcrunch.com — Yo, the simplified messaging app backed by an optimistic $1.5 million in funding, has apparently had it with the clones. The company is now trying to get the parody app YOLO removed from the App Store by filing a complaint with Apple, claiming copyright and trademark infringement. Yo...YOLO?
Jul 31, 2014

*headdesk* RT @TechCrunch: Yo Is Trying To Get Parody App YOLO Pulled From The App Store bit.ly/1rT5JY8

Jul 31, 2014

Yo Is Trying To Get Parody App YOLO Pulled From The App Store: ift.tt/XjJkGR

Jul 31, 2014

Yo’s founder says YOLOL is “a complete fake copy of our Yo app.” techcrunch.com/2014/07/31/yo-…

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Snapchat VP of Engineering Peter Magnusson Departs Startup After Just 6 Months

techcrunch.com — Snapchat's VP of Engineering, Peter Magnusson, has left the company only six months after the L.A.-based startup was able to poach him away from Google. Magnusson was a particularly high-profile win for the ephemeral messaging app maker, having previously headed up Google's App Engine, a cloud-based platform that counts Snapchat as one of its largest customers.
Jul 31, 2014

Snapchat VP of Engineering Peter Magnusson Departs Startup After Just 6 Months: ift.tt/1qtti5j

Jul 31, 2014

RT @JoshConstine: Snapchat VP of Engineering Peter Magnusson Departs After Just 6 Months tcrn.ch/1qtt2mS exit throws shade on its infra/eng culture

Jul 31, 2014

Snapchat VP of Engineering Peter Magnusson Departs After Just 6 Months tcrn.ch/1qtt2mS exit throws shade on its infra/eng culture

Jul 31, 2014

RT @TechCrunch: Snapchat VP of Engineering Peter Magnusson Departs Startup After Just 6 Months tcrn.ch/1qtt2mS by @sarahintampa

Audi Tests Self-Driving Cars On Florida’s Roads

techcrunch.com — Self-driving cars are making their way to Florida. Well, to "connected car" testbeds in Florida, that is. Automaker Audi was recently the first to try out a section of highway in Tampa, Florida which has been designated by the state as a testbed for automated driving.

Watch This Robot Learn To “Walk Off” An Injury

techcrunch.com — What do you do if you're a robotic hexapod and one of your legs is broken? Do you give up? Lie down and burst into flames? Cry from tear-ductless eyes? Or, through a process of trial-and-error, do you brush yourself off, hide your broken leg, and learn to walk again?

Venrock Closes $450 Million Seventh Fund To Invest In Tech And Healthcare Startups

techcrunch.com — Long-running venture capital firm Venrock just closed its seventh fund, bringing in $450 million in new capital. The firm, which has been around since the '60s and counts the Rockefeller family as one of its big LPs, will use the new money to continue investing in early-stage tech and healthcare companies.
Jul 31, 2014

Venrock Closes $450 Million Seventh Fund To Invest In Tech And Healthcare Startups: techcrunch.com/2014/07/31/ven… via @techcrunch

Fotopedia Will Shut Down Its Apps And Website On August 10

techcrunch.com — About six years ago, former Apple Application Division CTO Jean-Marie Hullot founded Fotopedia, a startup that in its early days tried to bring the coffee table book experience to the iPad (and later iPhone). It focused on travel-related apps and quickly gained traction with users and advertisers.
Jul 31, 2014

Sad to see Fotopedia shutting down, but it looks like their global user base doomed their ability to monetize j.mp/UDSdt0

Jul 31, 2014

RT @TechCrunch: Fotopedia Will Shut Down Its Apps And Website On August 10 tcrn.ch/1lgocqh by @fredericl

Sherpa Foundry’s First Startup, Do, Is A Platform For Making Meetings More Productive

techcrunch.com — There are few things more frustrating than an unproductive meeting. You know the type - when participants show up unprepared or don't show up at all, when they forget which items need to be followed up on, when those who didn't show up to the previous meeting need to be briefed on everything that occurred while they were absent.
Jul 31, 2014

SherpaFoundry’s First Startup, Do, Is A Platform For Making Meetings More Productive techcrunch.com/2014/07/31/she…

Nordstrom Acquires Men’s Shopping Service Trunk Club

techcrunch.com — Personal styling service for men, Trunk Club, has been acquired by Nordstrom for an undisclosed amount. The five-year old Chicago-based startup offers a subscription-based service that's like having your own personal stylist on demand who picks out top designer labels for you and ships them to your home for free.
Jul 31, 2014

Nordstrom Acquires Men’s Shopping Service Trunk Club: ift.tt/1oQvvtz

The Trunk Club For Men: Never Shop For Clothes Again

techcrunch.com — Most men hate to shop. It takes way too much time, we are out of our element, and we end up getting really dorky clothes because we feel like not buying something is an admission of failure. Online shopping is better, but most of us would rather browse through cameras, Web phones, and computers than shirts and chinos (at least I would).
Jul 31, 2014

Nordstrom bought Trunk Club. They've come a long way since 2009 The Trunk Club For Men: Never Shop For Clothes Again techcrunch.com/2009/06/03/the…

RockYou Raises $10M In Debt As It Shifts To Buying And Monetizing Existing Games

techcrunch.com — RockYou, once known as a leading social games developer before hitting rough times and making multiple rounds of layoffs, has recently become focused on buying up existing web, social, and games. Today, the company is announcing that it has raised $10 million in debt from FastPay ( a firm offers loans to digital media companies) to continue funding those efforts.
Jul 31, 2014

RT @kazuomatsu: "Oh hey, RockYou is still around" —TechCrunch. Interesting… techcrunch.com/2014/07/31/roc… Oh hey, it's by @anthonyha ! pic.twitter.com/0FnyTR08Rt

Runtastic’s $120 Orbit Fitness Tracker Prizes Function And Features Over Fashion

techcrunch.com — Runtastic is doing the reverse of what many startups are doing these days: it's going from being a software platform provider to becoming a hardware maker..
Jul 31, 2014

Tech Crunch: Runtastic’s $120 Orbit Fitness Tracker Prizes Function And Features Over Fashion owl.li/2KZLVF

Indiegogo Goes Mobile With International Launch Of iOS App

techcrunch.com — Ever since Indiegogo raised that massive $40 million Series B this year, the crowd-funding platform has been laser focused on building out its mobile presence. In fact, CEO Slava Rubin said in an interview with TechCrunch recently that if Indiegogo were launching today, it would be a mobile-first company.
Jul 31, 2014

RT @TechCrunch: Indiegogo Goes Mobile With International Launch Of iOS App tcrn.ch/1s6ANkJ by @jordanrcrook

Jul 31, 2014

Indiegogo Goes Mobile With International Launch Of iOS App wp.me/p1FaB8-4lXm

Reedsy Helps Indie Publishers Get Things Done

techcrunch.com — Self-publishing authors are the new Beanie Babies: everyone wants to grab them and cuddle with them/make money off of them. But what if you don't have the editorial chops, design talent, or artistic skills to make a pretty or readable book? Reedsy is there to help.

The One-Horse Race: Android Represented 85% Of The 300M Smartphones Shipped In Q2

techcrunch.com — Another milestone for Google's Android in its relentless march for mobile dominance: the operating system accounted for 85% of all smartphones shipped in Q2 - its highest ever proportion, according to Strategy Analytics. Google's win comes at a loss for everyone else, and interestingly for the smartphone market overall.
Jul 30, 2014

The One-Horse Race: 85% Of 300M Smartphones Shipped In Q2 Were Android tcrn.ch/1oNszhp Timely in light of EU antitrust stuff

Jul 30, 2014

RT @TechCrunch: The One-Horse Race: Android Represented 85% Of The 300M Smartphones Shipped In Q2 tcrn.ch/1oNszhp by @ingridlunden

Internet.Org’s App With Free Access To Facebook, Google, Wikipedia, Local Info Launches In Zambia

techcrunch.com — 85% of the 5 billion people without Internet simply can't afford data plans. So Facebook's accessibility initiative Internet.org today launches its Android and web app for the developing world with free data access to a limited set of services including Facebook, Messenger, Wikipedia, and Google Search (through a surprising partnership).
Jul 31, 2014

Fb & Internet .org get to decide what apps are "basic" parts of web tcrn.ch/1psj9am Google Search is in, not Twitter. tip @techmeme

Jul 31, 2014

Altruism as a business model tcrn.ch/1psj9am Carriers give away Internet to drive upsells, Fb makes sure it's first thing people use

Jul 31, 2014

FB tells Google Search is included in the free data access on its Internet .org app but there's no formal partnership tcrn.ch/1psj9am

Jul 31, 2014

Internet․Org's App With Free Access To Facebook, Google, Wikipedia, Local Info Launches In Zambia tcrn.ch/1psj9am More nations coming

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